Road Scholar Lewis & Clark Expedition
on the Snake and Columbia Rivers


Part 5 -- Columbia River Gorge, Rasmussan's Farm, Multnomah Falls
Page 1 -- The Farm and Beauty at the Sea Bird Dock


October 30, 2013
Posted February 20, 2014
2014, Herbert E. Lindberg

This page is part of a multi-day Expedition:

1. Downtown Spokane, Bus to Clarkston and Lewiston Page 1    Page 2
2. Snake River into Hell's Canyon Page 1
3. Palouse River -- Too Windy Page 1 
4. The Dalles, Maryhill Museum, Bike Ride Page 1
5. Columbia River Gorge, Rasmussan's Farm, Multnomah Falls Page 1    Page 2    Page 3
6. Fort Clatsop, Columbia River Maritime Museum Page 1  
Today was the most active day of the expedition, a huge change from two days ago when wind forced us to stay aboard the Sea Bird.  We began by visiting a local farm, typical of where the ship buys fresh food for our gourmet meals.

We were greeted by this bit of kitch when the motor coaches parked at this farm in Hood River.

Beyond the wagon above were rows of stuffed doll groups representing children's stories.
Knowing I wouldn't remember any of the story titles, I concentrated on taking pictures of the more garish dolls.


This was the most garish of all, so definitely made the cut to appear on this web page.


Its garish colors qualified this hanging group.

At the back of the farm was a corn field and huge pumpkin patch, well picked over by the time we visited on October 30.
That's Mt. Hood in the background, brought out with a bit of photo editing.


In the opposite direction Mount Adams was in view but mostly obscured by the overcast.


A more global view of the back of the farm and its neighbors.
Even rotting pumpkins made for a beautifully colorful picture.
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With some persuasion, Mary stood for a photo at the entrance to the corn maze.
There was no time to explore farther.


This paddlewheel tour boat was parked near the dock where the
Sea Bird met our motor coaches after visiting the farm.


Nearby was this statue of Sacajawea giving a reassuring touch to her daughter Lizette Charbonneau.


Front view of same statue. Her outfit looks pure Hollywood.
It was a very well done work of art, but not quite the figure of the
most celebrated Native American guide, to whom the Lewis and
Clark Expedition owed their lives and much of their success.


This is as much a photo of the beautiful skyline across the river as of the statues.
The sun did come out once in a while during our week's trip.
The center statue is of Merriweather Lewis's dog, Seaman
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Close-up, at upward angle to take out the clutter of buildings and such.
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 Continue to Columbia Gorge  Page  2    |    Home Page


1. Downtown Spokane, Bus to Clarkston and Lewiston Page 1    Page 2
2. Snake River into Hell's Canyon Page 1
3. Palouse River -- Too Windy Page 1 
4. The Dalles, Maryhill Museum, Bike Ride Page 1
5. Columbia River Gorge, Rasmussan's Farm, Multnomah Falls Page 1    Page 2    Page 3
6. Fort Clatsop, Columbia River Maritime Museum Page 1  

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